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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted February 12 2004 - 11:28 AM

I was at BB yesterday looking through the DVD section, and I hear this women say to the guy she's with "I can't understand what all the hype is about this movie." She points to Lost In Trasnlation. "It was just out in the theaters, now it's on DVD, it's been nominated for an Oscar. I can't believe Murry even won. It sucks, worse movie ever made." The guy then asks her if she saw it and then she says "No. It just looks bad."

I couldn't believe it. She's ranting and raving about how bad it is and she never even saw it. Unbelievable. I was laughing my ass off. Anyway, just thought I'd share.

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#2 of 34 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted February 12 2004 - 11:40 AM

i love it when people make judgement calls on something they don't even have first-hand experience with.

"do you like whatever"
"no it's gross..."
"have you tried it?"
"no...i just know i don't like it"

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#3 of 34 OFFLINE   Jon_Are

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Posted February 12 2004 - 11:51 AM

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i love it when people make judgement calls on something they don't even have first-hand experience with.

I dunno, Ted...I've never been hit upside the head with an iron skillet, but I'm pretty certain I wouldn't like it. Posted Image

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#4 of 34 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted February 12 2004 - 11:53 AM

well get over here then!

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#5 of 34 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted February 12 2004 - 01:00 PM

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"No its gross..."

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#6 of 34 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted February 12 2004 - 03:00 PM

So Ted
How was it????
(Ted is now beating himself senseless with a strange smile on his face)

DAMN YOU JON!
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#7 of 34 OFFLINE   Jon_Are

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Posted February 13 2004 - 12:55 AM

All right, I just returned from the kitchen where I cracked myself on the noggin with a sturdy skillet.

For the record, I didn't care for it.

See, told ya I wouldn't like it!

Damn, I'm smart.

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#8 of 34 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted February 13 2004 - 03:15 AM

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"How do you know you don't LIKE it if you've never even TRIED it?"

"It came to me in a dream!"

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#9 of 34 OFFLINE   Keith Hyde

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Posted February 13 2004 - 03:50 AM

I saw a dimly projected Lost in Translation in the theater and thought it had its charm but wasn't overly impressed by it. The two I went with had far lesser opinion of it. That same night, I got home and saw the preview for the first time on TV and the color was so more vivid, and (for a dark movie) bright. It looked vastly different. Anyhow, I found the story started growing on me in the following few days and now I hold a very high opinion of it. I am looking forward to watching the DVD release at home (like I said, the picture quality at the theater was terrible). I'm very happy Murray got a good nod for his work - it was well deserved.
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#10 of 34 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 13 2004 - 06:17 AM

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"It was just out in the theaters, now it's on DVD, it's been nominated for an Oscar. I can't believe Murry even won. It sucks, worse movie ever made." The guy then asks her if she saw it and then she says "No. It just looks bad."

Vlad, you forgot the rest of the woamns conversation:
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...then the woman aks the BB clerk "Can you tell me where the Fullscreen versions of Gigli and Glitter are?"
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#11 of 34 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted February 13 2004 - 06:44 AM

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i love it when people make judgement calls on something they don't even have first-hand experience with.
Me too, I find it hilarious. It happens all the time it appears if you read the hardware forums here in regards to audio equipment and accessories.

#12 of 34 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted February 13 2004 - 07:01 AM

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For the record, I didn't care for it.
uh-huh...that's what he's telling all of you.

after i was done he whispered something about semi-firm oranges and a sling shot....
 

#13 of 34 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted February 13 2004 - 07:28 AM

i sat through about and hour and fifteen minutes of the rambling, completely aimless movie that is "lost in translation". i could not find one thing about the movie that was interesting or notable. perhaps it got better towards the end, but if it takes someone an hour and fifteen minutes before they get to their point, then i really don't care what their point was.

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#14 of 34 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted February 13 2004 - 07:59 AM

I have not read this thread, but I disagree with everything you folks have said so far. Posted Image

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Posted February 13 2004 - 08:34 AM

It is very interesting how some films can breed both wild enthusiasm and harsh criticism... I'm frustrated with the backlash to this movie because it seemed so beautifully made to me - so perfectly paced and understated. I guess it goes to show that some kinds of cinema completely counteract what many people want out of a movie. There's an expectation for certain things to happen, for certain buttons to be pressed, and when they're not the movie is bashed. I could blame the misleading advertising campaigns for misplacing peoples' expectations, but in the end, the movie either moves you or it doesn't. So many different tastes in this world...

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#16 of 34 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted February 13 2004 - 08:49 AM

Heh, exactly like the musings of Kevin Smith in 'an evening with Kevin Smith' when he talks about the protest of Dogma.
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#17 of 34 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted February 13 2004 - 09:46 AM

Nah, couldn't happen on a forum like this!

Just imagine a thread in our Movie Forum about a movie that isn't in the theaters even and nobody here has seen it, and the thread would contain more than 4 posts at most with opinions about the movie already. Let alone a heated debate. Nah.

Stupid, stupid woman!


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#18 of 34 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted February 13 2004 - 09:52 AM

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#19 of 34 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted February 13 2004 - 10:29 AM

how the hell did a thread about best buy, and people having opinions on something they haven't seen, turn into a thread about people who may (or may not) have seen lost in translation? :b
 

#20 of 34 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted February 13 2004 - 10:38 AM

Well Ted at least this thread isnt about how stupid Best Buy employees are!

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